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January 30, 2019 4:24PM PT
Dick Miller, ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Terminator’ Actor, Dies at 90
By Nate Nickolai
Dick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film “Gremlins,” has died. He was 90.
With a career spanning more than 60 years, Miller has made hundreds of on screen appearances, beginning in the 1950s with legendary director and producer Roger Corman. It was then that he starred as Walter Paisley in the cult classic “A Bucket of Blood,” before going on to land roles on projects such as “The ‘Burbs,” “Fame” and “The Terminator.”
Miller also appeared in “The Howling” and “Piranha.”
more to come…
There goes my hopes of a full reunion of the 1990 "The Flash" cast on
the current series of the same name...now I don't even care if Belzer
does a cameo....
Miller played characters named Walter Paisley in something like nine
According to The Wiki, the final count stands at 5.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
The Howling (1981)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Night of the Creeps (1986) credited as "Walt", but since it takes
place in the same universe as Chopping Mall, I think we can assume it's
the same character
Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) as this is a sequel to Rock and Roll
High School, a case can also be made that Miller's unnamed "police
officer" was the same guy as "Officer Paisley" here
Schmo Boat (2015) Miller's cameo in this entry in "The Misadventures
of Biffle and Shooster" was a deliberate tribute
Hannukah (completed) looks like we've got one posthumous appearance
yet to look forward to with Miller as "Rabbi Walter Paisley"
Definitely check out the documentary "That Guy Dick Miller" made about
five years ago...I saw it on Amazon Prime....r